I love essential oils. My favorite is lavender.
Lavender essential oil is excellent for bedtime because it soothes the soul.
It smells delicious too.
You can use it on your dogs too. My chihuahua was a very nervous little soul. Whenever he would get upset, such as at bath time, I would simply dab some lavender oil on my finger and then gently rub it up the bridge of his nose. I would continue to rub that area as I cradled him in my arms and he would calm down. It was definitely obvious since chihuahuas tremble so much.
Lavender oil also works as an insect repellent. I frequently dab some on my clothing when I am planning to sit outside. It keeps mosquitoes away.
Now here’s my favorite use of lavender oil.
Every morning, I drop just one little drop of lavender oil on my nightgown and then roll it up and place it in an air tight bag. This gives my gown that delicious aroma when I put it on at night and also helps calm me down for sleeping. I love it.
You can also do this with your pillow case.
You can actually use this method for any item that you wish to infuse with aroma.
Peppermint oil is an excellent “pick me up” fragrance that can be used on articles of clothing.